A job interview may be the most important meeting that you have in your life! Many candidates think the interview process ends with the in person or telephonic interview, however the most lasting and impactful impression a candidate can have on a company can come in the form of a follow up thank you email and letter. Listed below are the key reasons a candidate should send a thank you to the individuals that interviewed them.
1. Your professional attitude: The thank you letter not only adds some authenticity to your sincerity about being hired by the company, but it also serves as a mirror to your professional attitude.
2. A communication tool: Any piece of communication is a good way of putting forth your aptitude, attitude and thoughts as a candidate.
3. Providing further information: Use the thank you letter as a means of underlining your qualifications and interest towards the job, or giving some additional information about you, or even using the communication as damage control.
4. Send to the important people: The thank you letter should be sent to the important people whom you have met in the company, or at least the individuals involved in the hiring process.
5. Time to send: The thank you letter should be sent within twenty-four hours of the interview to gain the most impact.
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